With as many twists as the Himalayan roads where the novel is set, Kent kept me wanting to know what was going to happen next. The novel is action packed, but the characters go beyond the stock action heroes and become people I cared about. The descriptions are beautiful, and Kent is true to this mostly unknown part of the world. I felt as if I had been to Tibet and Nepal. I loved the unique setting, the idea of rescue, and the social issues that were addressed indirectly. The writing is lovely and the story is engaging. I always finish a Unit 1 novel and want to read another one!
This is the first book by this author I've read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. He creatively wove together several sets of characters and provided the background needed just when I was starting to ask, "Who are these people, and why are they in this story?" The book kept my interest start to finish and I enjoyed reading about the interactions of China, Tibet, India and Pakistan along with the Panchen Lama.
Allen Kent is one of my favorite authors and this book just shows why. Is keeps the reader along for the ride and it is hard to put the book down. I like the fact that even though it is a Unit 1 book it adds new characters and brings us to new areas of the world each time.
I have read all of his books and I like the variety in all the books. I can’t wait for the next one.
Nobody weaves better than Allen Kent. Prepare yourself for a wild read, backed ably with meaningful history, religion, geography, and political lessons. Fascinating. Thought-provoking. Introspective. The bar was set high with Kent’s previous Unit 1 works, yet he continues to exceed expectations. You will not be able to put Straits of the Between down. Impressive research and writing.
This was an exciting read, and I could hardly put it down! The plot was great, and having just been to that area, I could see all the areas and it brought back memories. All his books are great. I do really like the Unit One Novels, and I re-read this one frequently!
Character development and details of locations and terrain fully engaged me in this story. One hopes that people like Britt and Manny are really out there working for good, and that the real Panchen Lama is quietly doing well because of them. Although this was the first Unit One book I have read, I felt the context was well enough presented that I did not feel lost.
At first I thought the novel started a little slow and a lot of background given on some of the characters. This background allows the novel to be stand alone or reminds the reader of the previos books. Once the action started, you did not want to stop reading.